California resident Megan Mitzelfelt remains actively involved in her professional community. As a member of the Southern California Emergency Public Information Officers’ (PIO) Association, Megan Mitzelfelt works to maintain a positive relationship with the public through her role as a PIO for the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Additionally, Megan Mitzelfelt affiliates with the California Association of Public Information Officials, an educational networking society that helps its members advance within their field.
A former Staff Writer for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario, California, Megan Mitzelfelt holds affiliations with the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of newsgathering and investigative journalism. Megan Mitzelfelt achieved recognition as a James Murphy Cub Reporter in 2001, a Press Club of Long Island award acknowledging her commitment to a career in journalism. Furthermore, Megan Mitzelfelt’s dedication to her role as a Journalist for the San Bernardino County Sun earned her the title of Employee of the Year in 2005.
Utilizing her extensive skills in the communications field, Megan Mitzelfelt currently serves the San Bernardino County Fire Department as a spokesperson during states of crisis. Striving to protect more than 60 California communities, Megan Mitzelfelt reports on not only fire-related tragedies, but also on major disasters, such as earthquakes and hazardous material emergencies. During an interview with San Bernardino country radio station K-FROG 95.1 FM, Megan Mitzelfelt informed local residents of the Great California ShakeOut, a “drop, cover, and hold on” drill meant to prepare the county for a major earthquake.
Prior to establishing her career in communications, Megan Mitzelfelt attended the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2000.